We all knew that the Mariners had to make a roster move today when they activated Erik Bedard off the DL, but the decision to place Mike Sweeney on the 15-day DL wasn't something we were completely expecting.
Sweeney has been battling back spasms since the Boston road trip and manager Don Wakamatsu said Sweeney was "day-to-day" on Monday. It's retroactive to July 6th, so he'll be eligible to come off on July 21st.
By my rudimentary count, it leaves the Mariners with 13 pitches and 12 position players. Seems strange to carry that many pitchers especially since the Ms were carrying 11 pitchers for a long time. Of course with Bedard being on a pitch count, the extra relief may help, but bringing up another position player and send down Olson to keep him throwing in Triple A. I guess we'll find out when we meet with Wakamatsu later today.